A thrilling mystery-adventure, starring London’s first ever team of detectives: the Bow Street Runners.
Bolt your doors! Do not dare to sleep! A kidnapper known as ‘The Demon Undertaker’ is on the loose in London!
Yesterday he continued his reign of terror in his most chilling crime yet – kidnapping Lady Grace Davenport from under the very noses of her family!
A barrage of bullets could not stop the blood-thirsty ghoul from escaping in his black hearse – is he man or vampyre?
Young Thomas Fielding, nephew of the Chief Magistrate, stumbled across the villain and gave chase. Can Thomas and his team of Bow Street Detectives save Lady Grace and catch the Demon Undertaker before he snatches his next victim?
“A superbly atmospheric, thrilling and satisfyingly gruesome mystery!”
Jonathan Stroud, bestselling author of the Bartimaeus and Lockwood series
“This book will thrill you and delight you from the very first page to the last . . . A lightening fast, stage coach of a ride . . . Packed full of mystery adventure . . . This is a fantastic five star read and is one of my favourite books this year”
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“An absolutely brilliant book! We loved every second of it! It's fast-paced, funny, gruesome. LOVED it from first word to the last”
Lisa Heathfield, author of PAPER BUTTERFLIES
“A fun read for those who enjoy a gruesome mystery”
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